Boots for Fall 2009

The L.A.M.B yellow fringe bootie

Keylee Sanders recommends boots for fall 2009:

Boots are around every fall and winter, but this year the boot is the “it” fall shoe, and a fashion must. Lace up, pull on, slouch, bootie, over the knee, patent leather, suede, cowboy or city-style – they are all exciting to me! Some of my favorites:

Jill Stuart’s unique style that gathers at the knee and flairs. They are sexy and stylish, and the round toe makes them comfortable. Wear them with jeans for a chic, sophisticated look or with a skirt or shirtdress and tights. Important note: your skirt should not touch the top of the boot, and the amount of leg showing in between must be just enough so that it’s flattering. Just make sure your skirt isn’t so short that you are flashing the goods to everyone at Neiman Marcus.

Show your inner Pocahontas with these Sam Edelman’s that are not only affordable and red hot, they combine two of the season’s trends: fringe and suede. Wear them with skinny jeans and a sweater to a Sunday coffee date, or with a dark skirt and opaque tights. For best results, your tights and skirt should match.

Want more sophistication? Try Christian Louboutin’s Forever Tina with three layers of fringe and the famous red bottom. The long silhouette works with leggings, knit hosiery and dresses. Speaking of leggings, check out the black leather stretch pair by The Row, available at Barneys. They are to die for, extremely stylish, and look great with practically any boot.

The Bootie: Even for those of us with legs on the shorter side, Gucci and Christian Louboutin’s styles work. The gold studs are an eye-catching element that looks polished for day and dramatic at night. Studs show up on everything from footwear to handbags in Gucci’s fall 2008 collection. Wear these booties with trousers, dresses and skirts and black opaque hose.

The L.A.M.B yellow fringe bootie is darling, but make sure you wear it with a slim pant or a skirt above the knee, to avoid looking cut in half. The fresh yellow color is surprisingly versatile — beautiful with shades of camel, grays, blues and, of course, black.


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